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3D Printed Skin for Snake Robots

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Snake robots are nothing new. We have covered plenty of advanced snakebots for inspection in hard to reach areas. This video shows a 3D printed snakeskin that enhances the slithering locomotion of snake bots. It allows robots to move on rough surfaces. This safeskin has a “soft skin base and embedded rigid scales attached to the robot’s ventral surface.”

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As the researchers suggest, this snakeskin allows robots to move on concrete, grass, pipe, and other similar surfaces.


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